A big-name company might be coming to a business park that is currently expanding and the result could be hundreds of new jobs. Sauer Compressors, a big name in technology, is the latest in a series of major companies that have come to Lanswoodpart Business Centre which is located in Elmstead Market. There are more than 40 different business in the area and the German based company will find itself in the company of Netherlands based companies Utilta and HG Hagesan.
The business park has applied for five more phases at the park, each with a space of 10,000 square feet and this may bring around 400 new jobs. The first phase of the business centre was completed in 2012 and now, five years later, the managing director Darin Shaikly states that the business is ready to bring in between four and eight new phases. He points out that there is a café on site that is very popular in addition to many other different businesses to the point where the business centre, which has three office buildings, is almost fully occupied.
Sauer Compressors UK has been expanding its business internationally and will, therefore, need to relocate its purpose-built, 12,000 square foot, two-storey unit. The company has been in talks with Lanswoodpark since early 2016 so they could get a unit that would match the needs of its growing capacity. The terms were agreed in the months that followed and the building started in October and completed in early June 2017.
The managing director at Sauer Compressor UK, Tim Wix commended the team at Lanswoodpark Business centre for their efforts in assisting them with the details and designs of the new building. He added that they had several major customers and were finding it hard to find units that would fit their future expansion plans but now they had everything in place. He finished by saying that he and his staff were already looking forward to the move to the business centre.
Shaikly also mentioned that it was the setting and location of Lanswoodpark that had attracted Sauer Compressors and that the team at the business centre had done a lot to deliver a design that matched the needs of the expanding company. He finished by stating that they were looking forward to Sauer joining the companies which are already at the location.